Save the Cupcake! (Confectionately Yours, #1)
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Save the Cupcake! (Confectionately Yours #1)

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This delicious new series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Papademetriou is a real treat -- full of humor and heart and cupcakes!

Confession: My life is soooo not sprinkles and sunshine . . .

Hayley's world is far from perfect: her parents have divorced, her mom has lost her job, and she and her sister Chloe are stuck sharing a bedroom in their grandmother's apar
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2012)
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Shazzer
So apparently cupcakes are huge right now. The Cupcake Diaries books are flying on my shelves, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to look into some of the other cupcake-y series out there. This was a fun, not-too-heavy but not-too-light middle grade read with what looks like some excellent recipes (I'm dying to try the french toast cupcakes). I know Lisa Papademetriou mostly through her Disney fairies books, which I've always enjoyed, so I'm looking forward to seeing where she takes this series. If n...more
Daisy
Oh my, this book was totally awesome! It was about a girl named Hayley Hicks. Her parents got divorced. Her hobby is making up new recipes of cupcakes. She is very independent. Though later on her life takes a turn and her friend Artemis and Marco start ignoring her
Erin
nice little fluff book--quick read if you are looking for a no-brainer. slightly disappointing ending (just because the author doesn't really resolve all the threads), it was obviously left open for the next book Taking the Cake.
Brenna
My mom and I love to bake, and this was a great book to read with her. The drama that the main character is deal with is what is happening to me in real life.
Ms. Yingling
Hayley is having enough trouble adjusting to middle school without having to deal with her father's new girlfriend, her mother's unemployment, or the fact that she likes one of her friends who is a boy... kind of as more than a friend. Her family has moved into her grandmother's apartment above her struggling tea shop, so Hayley spends a lot of time helping out, creating new recipes for cupcakes and trying to get her grandmother to realize that she has to keep up with the times if she wants her...more
Ellie
This is a good book but it leaves you hanging.

Its about a girl called Hayley. She loves to bake cupcakes. She lives with her British grandmother in the teashop as her mum and dad are divorced. Her mum doesn't have a job as each time she messes up the interviews. Her dad has a new girlfriend, Annie. She has 2 BFFS Marco, and Artemis (known as Artie, who is actually a girl). She forces Artie to go for a part in a play. Devon, who Hayley has a crush on, is also in the play. Artie and Devon spend a...more
Delaney
The first book in this series is about a girl named Hayley who has hit a rough point in her life:her father, who is divorced, has an attractive new girlfriend, her mom has lost her job and has to mave her family into Hayley's grandmothers house, and her friends Artie and Marco are acting very differently. Luckily, Hayley sees one bright spot in her rapidly changing life: cupcakes! But will they be enough to sweeten her tough situation?

I really liked this book because it's about a girl with true...more
Natalie
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Sarah
I really enjoyed this book. It didn't really have that "cant put the book down" factor, but it was still very good. I especially liked it because I can definately relate. I am a girl in middle school that loves to bake and has some serious friend problems. This story could relate to a lot of people because of all of the things that happen. I would definatley say that this book is worth buying even though it is a quick read. The only thing that disappointed me was that not every problem was resol...more
Bailey S
Haley doesn't know what to do! Her dad got a new girlfriend and Haley doesn't know if she likes her or not but something Haley does know is that her little sister Chloe loves her! Haley is meeting her dads new girlfriend because they are going on a apple picking trip and Haley is a little nervous. Artie, Haley's best friend, has brought a new boy to the school named Devon and Haley thinks she has a crush on him? Haley gets invited to a party, but when she gets there she see's Artie and Devon tog...more
Tswizzle.♥
I Love this book so much!! Its a light and quick read for everyone.. <3 The characters are so realistic in this book. I congratulate Lisa Papademetriou for this amazing book and I really want to read the 2nd and 3rd books for this series.. <3
Vicki
This is a good book that my 11yr old daughter and I read together. I recommend it. It's also worth 5 A.R points if your school does the Accelerated Reader program. We plan on reading the 2nd book within the next couple weeks.
Paypay
i thought this book was really good it is about a girl named haley who's parents are gETTING DIVORCED HER MOM HAS JUST LOST HER JOB AND NOW HER BEST FRIENDS ARE TURNING ON HER haleys world is far from perfect trust me
Jueun♡
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Sarah
Do you think middle school is tough? Well the girl in this book is doing it with divorced pearents. She has an annoying little sister and grummpy dad just got a new girlfriend.
Kaylee Morgan
This is a great book! I couldn't believe what happened! I wanted to read the next book in the series so bad after finishing it. I'm reading Taking The Cake now.
Jamie Jacob
I recently read the book Save the Cake by Lisa Papademetiou, It is about Hayley, a seventh-grade girl whose life just got all weird and confusing by her parents' divorce and her friends not being so nice to her. She'd so much rather be making a new batch of cupcakes. With so many things in Hayley's life changing, she finds happiness in baking and inventing new cupcakes, and in being in her grandmother's cafe, The Tea Room. When working in the kitchen is the only time Hayley feels like she's in...more
Paigemcgov McGovern
This book is about a girl with a not so sweet life. She thinks life is sooo not sprinkles and sunshine.
Emma
I LOVED this book! The characters seem so real, and seem so kind too!
Hailey
totally related to my life as a teenager! cant wait to read the second one!! :)
Erika
Love this book so much!! The characters are so realistic! One word. Love. ♥
Madison
Really good book! Loved the cupcake recipes!
Vanessa
Luv how they give some cupcake recipes
Eunice lopez
Good book
I love this book is the best
Lisa Su
Hayley loves cupcakes and handing them out to her classmates. She is always energetic but behind the scenes, she has personal problems with her parents divorcing and her best friend restricting her from calling her by her nickname, meaning the friendship was over. To top it all of, her PTO (Parent Teacher Organization), has banned cupcakes being sold or shared at school. But with the help of her new friend, she was able to conquer one of her worst fears.

I picked up this book because I've recent...more
Meredith R.
Author: Lisa Papademetriou
Genre: Realisic fiction
Pages read: 1-232
Date read: 1/27/13

There's a girl named Haley who likes baking cupcakes and taking them into school. A girl in her class, Meghan, aho is allergic to gluten gets special gluten-free cupcakes that Haley makes for her. Meghan's mom tries to stop the cupcake sharing at school and tries to pass a new rule saying that cupcakes can't be distributed in the school. She says that they are unhealthy, but really she's trying to make it so Meg...more
Alex
At First Sight: Hayley is going through a lot of adjustments following the divorce of her parents, her mom being laid off work and their having to move in with her Grandmother into a tiny apartment above Gran's Tea Shop.

At school, things are a little weird as her set of friends is breaking up. Her girl best friend is getting tangled with the drama crowd and ignoring Hayley; and her other best friend Marco is acting weird and it seems like Hayley can never say the right thing to him.

But there i...more
Haleysamun
Hayley's life is so not sprinkles and sunshine; as she would say. Hayley's parents are separated, her mom has no job, and Hayley and her sister Chloe, share a room in their grandma's house. Hayley's grandma owns a coffee shop and Hayley is known for making the best cupcakes. When Hayley and her best friend Artie realize they have been disagreeing on everything things start to fall out of place. Suddenly things get complicated.
I really liked the books compared to all the other books I have rea...more
Katie
I hardly have anything to say except this book was amazing! But let's face it, it's a little cheesy. But hey, I guys I expected it to be. Anyway, cheesiness aside, this was such a cute book, and the fact that it was cupcakes made it that much better!
Natalia
I thought it was a really good book because it was very discriptive. it is about a girl named Haley that has a little sister named Cloe. Haley loves baking cupcakes and it helps her make life just a little sweeter. Her mom lost her job her parents are devorced ans hr dad har a new girlfriend. And she has to live in her grandma's apartment sharing her room with her sister.She took the cupcakes she made to school one day and everybody loved them. Then in a PTO converence the teachers start to thin...more
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Goodreads Librari...: Series & combine: Confectionately Yours 3 11 Oct 30, 2013 11:33AM  
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Lisa Papademetriou is the author of Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks, and Me (named one of the Best Books of 2005 by FamilyFun.com ); the Accidentally Series; The Wizard, the Witch, and Two Girls from Jersey; How to Be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days; Drop; Chasing Normal; and M or F?, Ice Dreams, and Siren's Storm.

Forthcoming:
Fury's Fire
Confectionately Yours: Save the Cupcake!
More about Lisa Papademetriou...
How to Be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days (Candy Apple #4) Accidentally Fabulous (Accidentally, #1; Candy Apple #12) Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon (Tales of Pixie Hollow, #5) M or F? Accidentally Friends (Accidentally, #4; Candy Apple #20)

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